Startup Canada is hosting what it calls Canada’s first-ever national entrepreneurship survey in an effort to reveal entrepreneur characteristics, demographics, priorities, stages, and the quality and state of support for entrepreneurs in Canada.
The organization said that the information will be used to track the evolution and performance of Canada’s startup ecosystem and better inform support organizations and the private sector on ways to more effectively foster startup development. The findings will ultimately be used to recommend improvements to startup programs to the Canadian government during 2016 pre-budget consultations, as part of Startup Canada’s Day on The Hill.
“With a federal government tabling its first budget this spring and with a private sector increasingly dedicated to the growth of innovation in Canada, entrepreneurs have a timely opportunity to direct strategic investment in economic growth and competitiveness to entrepreneurship,” said Victoria Lennox, CEO and co-founder of Startup Canada. “It’s up to entrepreneurs to say what will help them get that next customer, break into that new market, and get that next round of funding.”
The survey is a continuation of Startup Canada’s #Everyentrepreneur campaign. Entrepreneurs, those thinking about starting businesses, and support organizations like incubators can participate until January 31st. The results will be shared early in spring 2016.